Serve for a Year

prepare for a lifetime

Orthodox Volunteer Corps (OVC)...

OVC invests a year in Orthodox young adults to prepare them for a lifetime of service within and beyond the parish through service, formation, community, and Church.

Latest News

Info Sessions for Prospective Applicants - Click here to Register

We are hosting two virtual information sessions for prospective applicants to the second OVC cohort-January 3 and January 30, 2023 at 8pm (EST). The information sessions are a great space to learn more about the program directly from OVC's staff and ask any questions you have.

Applications open for the second OVC cohort!

Applications are now open for the second OVC cohort which will begin in fall 2023. Click here to learn more about how you can apply.

Application deadline: February 6, 2023

Meet the 2022-23 OVC Corps Members

We are thrilled to introduce the inaugural OVC Cohort. They come from across the country, attended different schools, and studied a variety of majors. Learn more about each of them, including videos they made.


Are you hungry to serve and live out your faith? As Orthodox Christians, we’re called to live in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us. To practice sacrificial love. To embody justice and mercy. At OVC, we provide deep experiences in service by matching talented young adults with nonprofit agencies for 10-month, hands-on placements.


To serve well, we need to be equipped. At OVC, you’ll participate in a 10-month curriculum to deepen your Orthodox faith, strengthen your leadership, and prepare you to design and execute effective service for Church and society.


Service and formation are rooted in connection. At OVC, you’ll join an intentional community. You’ll live in communal housing, break bread together, learn from one another, and engage your host city.


Undergirding service, formation, and community is Church. At OVC, we’ll foster connections to local Orthodox parishes, so you can immerse yourself in the rhythm and beauty of the Church and offer your gifts. We believe Orthodox young adults can be the Church and transfigure the world.

What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8